Christopher Todd Feinstein

Obituary

FEINSTEIN, Christopher ToddBorn May 26, 1967, beloved son, brother, uncle and friend, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, December 15, 2009 at age 42 in New York City. Chris, a well-known professional musician, producer, writer and collaborator, is perhaps best known as the bassist for Ryan Adams and the Cardinals. He recorded three albums as a Cardinal--Easy Tiger, Follow the Lights, and Cardinology -- and toured the world extensively. Most recently, along with his fellow Cardinals bandmates, he played bass on New Zealand artist Gin Wigmore's debut album, Holy Smoke. Feinstein, a 27-year music industry veteran, also performed with Shadow 15, The Questionnaires, Bedlam, and Iodine and contributed musically to various artists' albums, including Fat Joe (Loyalty), Chantal Kreviazuk (Color Moving; Still), Tim Finn (Say It Is So), Patty Griffin (Flaming Red) and Minnie Driver (Seastories). He produced or co-produced a myriad of artists, including, The Astrojet, Clara Venus, Moby (radio singles for the hits "South Side" featuring Gwen Stefani and "We Are Made of Stars", and music for The Beatles-based film soundtrack for I Am Sam. As a multi-instrumentalist, writer and collaborator, he worked and appeared on albums by highly acclaimed artists, including Albert Hammond, Jr. (of the Strokes) and Santogold (with noted producer John Hill). Most of all, Chris will be remembered as a kind, hilarious, brilliant, joyful friend to so many in New York, Nashville and beyond. Chris is survived by his girlfriend, Meredith Fleischer; mother & stepfather, Gayle and Leonel Escamilla; brother, Scott Feinstein and wife Suzanne; sister, Tamelyn Feinstein and husband, Ken Mastri; niece, Brittney Bush Bollay and husband Benn; and nephew and niece, Julian and Sofia Mastri. Preceding him in death was his beloved father, Richard Feinstein. Visitation will be Sunday, December 20, 2009 from 4 - 8 p.m., at Woodbine Funeral Home, Inc., 3620 Nolensville Road. Graveside service and burial will be Monday, December 21, 2009 at 10 a.m., at Woodlawn Memorial Park. Family & friends will serve as Pallbearers. Memorial celebration will be Monday, December 21st at 11 a.m., at the Belcourt Theatre in Nashville. WOODBINE FUNERAL HOME Directors, 615-832-1948; Still Family Owned.



Published in The Tennessean from Dec. 18 to Dec. 19, 2009
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